Miner Boy Mining Company 1881 - Lake. Leadville, Colorado

Miner Boy Mining Company 1881 - Lake. Leadville, Colorado

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Miner Boy Mining Company issued in 1881. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of men working in a mine. Printed by Hatch Lith. Co. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President ( A. A. McLeod ) and Secretary ( Geo. Hart ) and is over 122 years old. The claims were on Breece Hill in the California district of Leadville. EF+
Certificate Vignette Located on eastern slope of Breece Hill just above Evans Gulch. The mine was located March 27, 1879 by Peter Conley, M. C. Kennedy, James Dahoney, J. Buchanon, H. Leaser and Dennis Sullivan who sold it on June 17, 1879 to A. A. McLeod for $75,000. The mine soon had three shafts, down 490’ 5 levels and 250’ of tunnels producing 20 tons per day. Assay showed 1029 ounces of silver, and 945 ounces of gold per ton. The minerals produced were pyrargyrite, free gold and tetrahedrite. By 1880, the mine was employing 35 miners with assaying showing the ore was producing 600 ounces of gold per ton. (Holabird)

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